IgE Food Antibodies

Genova Diagnostics' IgE Food Antibodies is a food allergy test which analyzes serum levels of IgE antibodies for 19 combined foods, as well as Total IgE. This is an ideal food allergy test for patients who may suffer an immediate reaction (allergy) or non-immune response to specific foods, such as peanuts or shellfish.

The IgE Allergic Response

The IgE allergic response is the most well-known food allergy reaction. IgE food allergy reactions usually occur immediately after the ingestion of offending foods, such as peanuts or shellfish. The IgE Food Antibody Profile measures levels of antigen-specific IgE to common foods.

IgE-Mediated Food Allergies

  • Immediate symptom onset (within minutes)
  • Circulating half-life of 1-2 days
  • Permanent allergies
  • Stimulates histamine release
  • Includes foods, inhalants and molds

NOTE: When ordering the IgE Food Antibodies allergy test, it will be listed as “Allergy Antibody” on the Order Menu.

Test Type:Blood Test

Analyte List
Almond - IgE
Blue Mussel - IgE
Brazil Nut - IgE
Buckwheat - IgE
Coconut - IgE
Cod - IgE
Corn - IgE
Cow's Milk - IgE
Egg White - IgE
Hazelnut - IgE
Oat - IgE
Peanut - IgE
Rice - IgE
Salmon - IgE
Sesame - IgE
Shrimp - IgE
Soy - IgE
Total IgE
Tuna - IgE
Wheat - IgE
CPT Codes  
Almond - IgE 86003
Blue Mussel - IgE 86003
Brazil Nut - IgE 86003
Buckwheat - IgE 86003
Coconut - IgE 86003
Cod - IgE 86003
Corn - IgE 86003
Cow's Milk - IgE 86003
Egg White - IgE 86003
Hazelnut - IgE 86003
Oat - IgE 86003
Peanut - IgE 86003
Rice - IgE 86003
Salmon - IgE 86003
Sesame - IgE 86003
Shrimp - IgE 86003
Soy - IgE 86003
Total IgE 82785
Tuna - IgE 86003
Wheat - IgE 86003
Specimen Requirements
3ml serum in transfer tube (frozen)